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Are you starting your journey at a Belgian station other than Brussels-Midi or Liège-Guillemins?
Find out what fares you can combine with your ICE ticket for travel from any Belgian station.
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The BordBistro is available to all passengers and offers a selection of light meals, sandwiches, salads, hot snacks and beverages.
The ICE 3 carriages (on the high-speed line between Cologne and Frankfurt) offer a Panorama Lounge where passengers can watch the train driver thanks to a glass partition! Panorama Lounges are available in 1st and 2nd class.
For seat reservations in the Panorama Lounges call the SNCB Europe Contact Center on +32 (0)70 79 79 79 (€ 0.30/min.) or reserve at one of the 39 Belgian stations with international sales.
In Cologne, Frankfurt Airport and Frankfurt, 1st class passengers have access to the DB Lounges where they can get free coffee, tea and other beverages. Passengers can watch television on the large screens or read a variety of magazines and newspapers. Dedicated work areas with Internet connection are also available.
In contrast to other railway companies, no different fares for ‘adults’, ‘youth’ or ‘seniors’ are available for ICE services. Instead, you can choose between two fare categories, 'Europa Spezial' / 'Sparpreis' and the standard 'Normalpreis'. These are available in 1st and 2nd class. There are also fares for children (under 15 years old) and passengers with reduced mobility.
Tip: when booking online, you just indicate the number of passengers per age group and our booking system automatically gives you all the corresponding fares.
Europa Spezial and Sparpreis: for travel on a budget!
Normalpreis: for flexible travel!
Seat reservations: for the Europa Spezial/Sparpreis fare, as well as for the Normalpreis fare, a seat reservation is optional and costs € 5 per journey.
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Children younger than 15 years old travel free of charge if they are accompanied by at least one parent or grandparent with either a Europa Spezial (Sparpreis) or a Normalpreis ticket.
Children travelling alone :
Wheelchair users and their companions
Blind and visually-impaired passengers and their companions or guide dogs
ICE makes a distinction between the ticket for your journey and your seat reservation, which states the date of your journey, departure and arrival times and your carriage and seat numbers.
Bahncard 25: This card gives 25% discount in Germany when travelling with ICE or conventional trains (not valid on Thalys).
Bahncard 50: This card gives 50% discount in Germany when travelling with ICE or conventional trains (not valid on Thalys).
Railplus: The Railplus card offers 25% discount on international journeys with conventional trains everywhere in Europe. Railplus is not valid on specific trains with compulsory reservation (i.e. Eurostar, Thalys and TGV).
100% discount Belgium: Holders of a token for free transport in Belgium or a Network Railcard do not have to pay for the Belgian part of an international journey with conventional trains.
50% discount Belgium: If you have a reduction card giving 50% discount on the Belgian rail network (e.g. Large Families, Preferential Reimbursement or Military card), you also get 50% discount on the Belgian part of an international journey with conventional trains (e.g. InterCity, InterRegional or local trains).
40% discount Netherlands: Do you have a 40% discount card in the Netherlands (e.g. "Dal Voordeel" or "Weekend Vrij", replacing the former "NS Voordeelurenkaart")? This card gives 40% discount in the Netherlands (Monday-Friday: only for departures after 9AM). Not valid on Thalys.
100% discount Netherlands: Do you own a OV-Jaarabonnement card? Holders of a OV-Jaarabonnement card do not pay for the Dutch part of an international journey with conventional trains to/from the Netherlands.
ThePass Business: ThePass members pay a membership fee entitling them to reduced fares and increased flexibility when travelling to certain Thalys destinations.
ThePass Premium: ThePass members pay a membership fee entitling them to reduced fares and increased flexibility when travelling between Paris and Brussels.
ThePass Weekend: ThePass members pay a membership fee entitling them to reduced fares and increased flexibility when travelling to certain Thalys destinations.